Austin's top 6 rose varieties

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

David Austin is an internationally renowned breeder who has dedicated his entire life to flowers. Austin roses, albeit unofficially, are considered a separate class by gardeners, calling them 'English roses'. They are mentioned under the same name in literary works. Their captivating beauty and magical aroma will not leave anyone indifferent. We've ranked the best Austin rose varieties according to growers and breeders.

Rating of the best varieties of Austin roses

Nomination a place Name of product price
TOP 6 best varieties of Austin roses 1 Lady of shalott RUB 350
2 Golden Celebration RUB 1,250
3 Lady emma hamilton 890 RUB
4 Graham thomas 390 RUB
5 The mayflower RUB 1,100
6 Mary rose RUB 1,550

TOP 6 best varieties of Austin roses

Lady of shalott

Rating: 4.9

Lady of shalott

The first place in the ranking is occupied by the best variety of Austin roses in terms of resistance to frost. The plant is able to thrive even at the latitude of St. Petersburg. The diameter of the bush reaches 1.5 meters, the height is up to 1.8 m. The petals are yellowish-orange. The buds are oval in shape, pointed at the top, with a reddish hue. Lady of Shalott has a very long flowering period: it starts in mid-May and ends with the first frost.

The flowers themselves are double, medium-sized, with an average of 40-45 petals, in shape they resemble peonies. The heart is open, the aroma is very rich and deep, containing notes of pear, carnation and apple. Inflorescences consist of 4-7 buds. The stems are covered with glossy leaves of medium size.

Advantages

  • resistance to powdery mildew and black spot;

  • luxurious aroma;

  • high cold resistance;

  • extremely long flowering;

disadvantages

  • demanding of light: feels uncomfortable in the sun, tolerates only light shading;

  • grows poorly in low-lying areas.

Golden Celebration

Rating: 4.8

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The spherical copper-yellow flowers of this rose are impressive in size: their diameter reaches 16 cm. Upon closer examination of the petals, you can see that there are numerous pink specks on a bright yellow background, which is why an unusual color is formed. Terry buds, consisting of 55-75 petals, have a spicy-fruity aroma. The spreading bush of Austin roses of the Golden Celebration variety grows up to 150 cm in height for 3-4 years of life, the width of the bush is about 120 cm.

Shoots are moderately thorny, drooping under the weight of flowers. But they have good elasticity, which allows them to be fixed on arches and fences. The variety is frost-resistant, it tolerates the winter of central Russia well with light shelter.

Advantages

  • continuous flowering from early summer to autumn;

  • frost resistance.

disadvantages

  • poor resistance to black spot.

Lady emma hamilton

Rating: 4.7

Lady emma hamilton

The neat upright bush reaches 120 cm in height and 100 cm in width. Young stems and leaves have a bronze tint, gradually turn green with age. Large double flowers, when opened, have a diameter of 11-12 cm and are bowl-shaped, they abundantly cover the bush. Closed buds are dark red with orange splashes. The petals are orange, almost tangerine, bright. The aroma is strong, with fruity and citrus notes, its intensity peaks at 9-11 am, then the smell gradually dies down.

One inflorescence consists of 3-6 buds. The flowering period begins in early June and ends in August. The plant is very winter-hardy, but sensitive to waterlogging of the soil, does not bloom for a long time in rainy periods.

Advantages

  • high resistance to powdery mildew and spotting;

  • re-flowering.

disadvantages

  • petals quickly fade in the sun, from orange to almost white.

  • the variety does not tolerate sunshine, prefers moderate lighting.

Graham thomas

Rating: 4.7

Graham thomas

The rating would not be complete without a rose, bred in 1983. The plant is very popular among gardeners because of the specific lemon-apricot shade of the petals. Flowering lasts all warm seasons: from mid-May to October. Opened terry buds 10-12 cm in diameter gradually fade under the influence of sunlight, becoming soft pastel.

The bush has a width of 110 cm with a height of 120-130 cm. With age, its bottom is not exposed, flowering continues both on the tops of the shoots and below. The foliage is dark green with a waxy sheen. Graham Thomas is often planted next to gazebos, near house terraces. When decorating flower beds, it is advisable to place the plant in the center of the composition, planting smaller flowers around: this rose goes well with neighbors of blue, purple, white shades.

Advantages

  • very long flowering;

  • good winter hardiness;

  • the aroma, containing notes of tea tree, lasts until frost;

disadvantages

  • medium resistance to spotting and powdery mildew;

  • the plant does not tolerate periods of prolonged rains;

  • does not tolerate drought;

The mayflower

Rating: 4.7

The mayflower

The variety stands out among the rest of the Austin rose rating: its small double flowers, measuring 6-8 cm in diameter, do not wilt. The petals have a rich pink hue, the middle of the fully opened bud is yellow. The flowering period begins in early June and lasts until early autumn.

The dense branchy bush of the plant is relatively small: 80-100 cm in height. In width, it reaches the same size. The leaves are light green, cast in bronze, over time their color darkens, the shine is muted, the surface becomes almost dull. The flowers smell intensely of rose oil. Gardeners love The Mayflower for being virtually immune to disease.

Advantages

  • shade-tolerant;

  • practically never affected by diseases.

disadvantages

  • the plant has an average winter hardiness, requires reliable shelter in the cold season;

  • some buds do not fully bloom.

Mary rose

Rating: 4.6

Mary rose

The bush is very neat, it never looks untidy, even with very rare pruning. Moreover, it is highly branched, its stems are elastic. Height – up to 150 cm, width – about 120 cm. Flowers of the Mary Rose variety are pale pink, double, reaching 8 cm in diameter. Their shape strongly resembles peonies. The open buds reveal a bright yellow core, the outer petals gradually bend outward, fade in the sun, becoming whitish.

A moderate intensity aroma with almond notes. The brushes contain 4-7 flowers. Flowering, like all Austin roses, is long: starting in June, it ends by the end of September. This rose requires careful shelter from frost.

Advantages

  • ideal bush shape: the plant is well suited for planting in the center of the composition;

  • continuous profuse flowering;

disadvantages

  • the variety is moderately resistant to powdery mildew and spotting;

  • matte nondescript foliage;

  • cut rose petals quickly crumble;

How to choose a variety of Austin roses to choose

When purchasing Austin rose seedlings, you need to be guided by the climatic features of the region in which they are planned to be planted: the average amount of precipitation, temperatures in winter. It must be remembered that most Austin rose varieties require constant maintenance, in particular pruning. When the slightest signs of disease damage appear on individual shoots, they must be removed in a timely manner to prevent further spread. Therefore, if you plan to spend a limited amount of time on caring for plants, it is better to prefer, for example, the neat form of Mary Rose or The Mayflower, which is extremely resistant to powdery mildew and black spot.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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